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Subject: Archden Spotlight: Feb. 22, 2011

Archden Spotlight

Archdiocese of Denver | Office of Communications |



LIVE webstream TONIGHT:  7pm, Hugh Hewitt Lecture

Watch LIVE online tonight!

Where do you get your “religion” news? Maybe Time magazine? The New York Times? Truth is, many journalists just don't GET religion. Thankfully, Hugh Hewitt does. []. Beginning at 7pm TONIGHT, Hugh Hewitt - attorney, law professor, television commentator and nationally syndicated radio host - will present: Who is going to lead? Moral character and the future of American public life" in the refectory of the St. John Vianney Seminary (quad-side, 1300 S. Steele St., Denver).


Watch LIVE on WEB: Skip the crowds! Tune in online at or at


Get more details:  Read Archbishop’s column about the event here:




Early Bird Deadline extended: Living the Catholic Faith Conference

Get the early bird rate through this Sunday!

You can still save money on the March 11-12 Living the Catholic Faith Conference ( Current price is $55 one-day/$75 two-day. After this Sunday, Feb. 27, both prices increase by $10. Don’t miss this amazing two-day event featuring keynote speakers Archbishop Dolan of New York City, Scott Hahn, Father Robert Barron and Sister Kathleen Harmon. Register online at or print the registration form from this web link ( and mail it in as instructed. Please note we cannot take registrations over the phone! Questions? Call 303-715-3260 or email


Read Archbishop Chaput’s column about conference: “Who we are is what we give to others



This Lent, join Denver’s “Sacrificium” movement

Order your own “Sacrificium” bracelet today!

It’s inching closer! March 9 is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. This year, the archdiocesan Office of Liturgy is offering an aid to remind parishioners of the sacrifice they’re attempting to make and the reason they’re making it, throughout the 40 days of Lent. The project is called “Sacrificium” (“Sacrifice”).


The project consists of a promise card, upon which people write what they intend to give up for Lent; a personal reminder card which spells out the fasting, abstinence and sacrifices the person will do; and a black band imprinted with the word, “Sacrificium,” which the person wears on their wrist throughout Lent.


For more information, read the front page story in this week's 2/23 DCR at  To request your Sacrificium bracelet, contact your parish office or the archdiocesan Office of Liturgy at 303-715-3156 or



Lenten "Armchair" Retreat

Make this the “thing you do” for Lent!

Ever experienced "spiritual direction"? Jump start your prayer life this Lent with daily meditations on Sacred Scripture in your own home, supplemented with weekly spiritual direction from directors at The Lanteri Center. The "retreat" runs throughout Lent (March 6–April 17). Learn more at or call Fr. Greg at 303-298-1498 or e-mail



More day or weekend retreats:








Learn about more upcoming events at or in Denver Catholic Register’s Bulletin Board at For a complete calendar of archdiocesan events, visit






For Your Marriage…

Tips and tales re: married life.

Family Foundations magazine is a wonderful resource for newly engaged/newly married couples, particularly if you're trying to use Natural Family Planning. Articles seek to address any/all of the following: couples struggling to get pregnant, how to relate to and converse with family members with homosexual behavior, sharing in the joys and struggles of practicing NFP, etc. Take a peek at the latest Jan/Feb. issue, titled "A Guide to the First Year of Marriage." [click here*].



More on marriage in this week’s 2/23 Register:

§          How I found my spouse: Couples share their love stories” (page 11)

§          A primer on Catholic teaching about Natural Family Planning” (page 12)

§          Catholic wedding must mean couple knows Church teaching, pope says” (page 12)



Struggle with infertility? Suffer other “women’s health” problems?

For women and couples with fertility/women’s health questions.

Women now have an opportunity to know and understand the causes of the symptoms from which they suffer. Couples and single women welcome to attend this free information session on Mon., March 14 at 6:30pm at St. Thomas More parish.


Olivia Demsko, Fertility Care Practitioner, is well-educated in women’s health and has done research to support using NFP [Natural Family Planning] methods to correct infertility issues and overall health problems. Medical recommendations often have you make choices with far reaching consequences, you may not be aware of. 


Find the freedom of choice with real solutions, real science and trusted medical expertise. Demsko will address in particular, problems such as:

§         Infertility;

§         Menstrual cramps and PMS;

§         Ovarian Cysts;

§         Irregular or abnormal bleeding;

§         Repetitive miscarriage


For more information, contact the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 303-715-3259 or email



Technology Crimes Workshop

Teens and parents are invited.

Mike Harris will present on Technology Crimes (on Internet , Facebook, cell texting, etc).  Harris is head of the District Attorney's Office's Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit. He worked in law enforcement for 30 years before taking on this task. He has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show speaking on this important subject. This workshop will be held at 7pm on Wed., March 23 at Spirit of Christ Church [7400 W. 80th Ave., Arvada]. Space is limited; RSVP to Krissy Jensen by March 9 at or 303-422-9173.



Summer Kids Camp Wojtyla

Parents: consider for your kids!

Camper registration is now open for “Camp Wojtyla,” a Catholic adventure program in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains! Named after Pope John Paul II the Great, Camp Wojtyla teaches about Jesus Christ and His Church through incredible rock climbing experiences, whitewater rafting, hiking, archery, overnights in the forest, daily Mass, small group discussions and much more! In partnership with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), our staff are well-trained, devout and dynamic student leaders and FOCUS missionaries from across the country. To learn more, visit or contact either Annie Powell at or Chris Amateis at



Attend Catholic Psychotherapy Conference [March 25-26]

For mental health care workers: Consider attending!

On March 25-26, Denver will host the annual Catholic Psychotherapy Conference, themed: “Implementing the Catholic Faith into Your Practice: Psychotherapy in the Service of the Church.” Talks, workshops and networking opportunities, including presentations by three of Colorado’s four bishops: Denver’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., and Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley, and Colorado Springs’ Bishop Michael J. Sheridan. Get more info or register at Read more in Jan. 19 DCR at



Follow us on FACEBOOK!

Did you know that the Archdiocese of Denver – AND Archbishop Chaput! – are on Facebook?!

If you, or your parish, currently has its own Facebook page, we encourage you to swing by our site and “Like” us so that you can “Chat” with us!


§         Archdiocese of Denver’s Facebook page at::

§         Archbishop Chaput’s Fan Page at:


For those of you who are interested in learning more about Social Media (think Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.), we also invite you to search and join the Facebook Group called “Social Media for Catholics,” created by EWTN’s Michelle Laque Johnson. This community has proven an invaluable resource to us here in the Denver Communications Office!


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